Buffing Hardwood Floors
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Buffing between coats of hardwood floor finish is demonstrated in this video. Buffing between coats of wood floor finish can help adhesion of the next coat and makes the floor smooth.
Hardwood floor buffing : Random orbital, or circular?
I need to wax my hardwood floors. I’m torn between buying an inexpensive automotive buffer and renting a floor buffer. I have to do our entire house a little bit at a time so I’m leaning toward not renting since the cost could add up pretty quickly. What I need to know is whether the random orbital motion of a car buffer is okay for floors? Or is it important to use a floor buffer that has a circular motion. Thanks in advance to anyone with suggetions!
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I would suggest having your wood floors refinished with polyurethane, then you will never have to worry about waxing again, and they will keep there shine. Polyurethane is maintenance free. If you are sure you do want to wax, I would deffinitely rent a buffer, it has alot more weight to help the wax penitrate the floor, it will spead the wax more evenly, and you could easily do it all in a day. If you need to do it by areas because furniture, get all of the stuff moved into half of the house, go rent the buffer (approx $30 at Home Depot), do that half, let sit for reccomended time, move all furniture to half already completed and do that half, you shold be able to get away with one 24 hour rental for all of it, however that will be a busy 24 hours. If you have not used a buffer before maybe get a square buffer they are easier to use; it’s easy to put a regular buffer through the wall.Good Luck
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